PRE-tax profits at Bury-based sports giant are up, according to their half-yearly report.

Bosses say a net increase of 31 stores helped boost revenues up to £2.72bn, up from £1.85bn for the same period last year.

This has included fresh openings in Europe, Asia and the United States, with the opening of a new flagship store in New York’s Times Square slated for next spring.

Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of the Pilsworth based chain, said: “We remain encouraged by our prospects for further growth.”

Plans are also in place to offset any potential impact from Brexit, with the firm looking to secure,through agents, a 80,000 square foot logistics hub in Belgium, which could be in place by early 2020.